“In a mature society, 'civil servant' is semantically equal to 'civil master'.”
by Lazarus Long




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boomershoot 2014 preparations, the ammunition

So we have already covered the caliber (in depth), rifle, and optic options I have available to me for this year’s Boomershoot, now it is time to delve into the little pieces of metal I will be sending downrange to hopefully detonate those boomers. 

Given the timeline I have, and the fact that I have on reloading equipment whatsoever, I am going to be […]

shoot like a girl

If you can:

Katelyn Francis is all of 13 years old, and I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in admitting that she shot that stage far better than I could ever hope to at the moment.

Of course, that short video also neatly undermines a massive number of arguments put forward by your average anti-rights cultist – "assault weapons have no sporting purpose", "assault rifles have no sporting purpose", "children […]

ingsoc would be proud

The rule of law is dead in the District of Columbia.

Of course, this is nothing new, given that the federal government calls that not-quite-state home, but this time around I am referring to the laws specifically governing that postage stamp of a municipality.

Exhibit 1:

Exhibit 2:

District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § […]

my thoughts on tonight’s charade

First, if you vote for candidate X because some idiot tells you that candidate Y stands no chance of winning, you successfully managed to find about the only way you can legitimately “waste” a vote, you succumbed to a base logical fallacy, and you completely missed the point of voting to begin with.  The idiot who convinced you of this, however, is orders of magnitude more idiotic. 

Second, I received a thousand of the […]

it’s alive!

Well, after a very concerning first hundred or so rounds wherein I was convinced Frankten-22 had turned out to be a very expensive straight-pull bolt-action rifle, things finally seemed to work themselves out: 

25 yards, 9x magnification, from the lane shelf. 

The interesting thing about that target is that four of the bulls-eyes were shot out with the best ammunition we have on-hand, and one of them was […]

our rights are not the only things in danger

All of us look at certain situations through the perspectives of our own experience, and I will freely and openly admit that I considered the aforeposted ammunition and magazine idiocies from the perspective of a consumer, a recreational shooter, and a person who values his individual rights and freedoms.

However, Owen Martin, the proprietor of AllAK47.com and Snake Hound Machine, looks at such things from the […]

the drunken punches just keep coming

So it appears as though an end-run attempt at banning normal-capacity magazines is not the only underhanded trick the idiot Democrat congresscritters (but I repeat myself) have up their sleeves; it would appear as though they very much want the ability to ban "anonymous" online ammunition sales as well:

U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4) and advocates from the gun safety community announced new legislation being […]

brownells is awesome

But you knew that.  

Just yesterday, I put in a not-insubstantial order at Brownells (courtesy of their “DS2” coupon code which gives you 10% (not just $10) off any order that includes ammunition – good through tomorrow, so move fast), and in the process of keeping up with everything in my cart, I actually managed to forget a few things.  Unfortunately, I was not able to contact them until the […]

shotshell reloading

Tell me about it.

Because, based on my off-the-cuff estimates from scrounging around the intertubes yesterday and today, I can reload birdshot rounds for about half the price as new-off-the-shelf ones (so long as I get the components on sale / cheaply), which means this little press will pay for itself in somewhere around ~400 rounds. Additionally, it seems like shotshell reloading is a lot easier to do and get into than handgun […]

just another data point

Back when the bullying thugs of the “National Gun Victims Action Council” were trying to organize their failed attempt at getting people to boycott Starbucks, one of the favorite rallying cries of the anti-rights cultists was, “Why would you ever need a gun in a coffee shop!?”

Well, I do not know about you, but I would consider a violent mob of 25 anarchists wielding metal […]

you do not have to be a big daddy

… to help out a little sister. Sorry, that pun was just sitting there, and no one else seemed to want to use it…

Anywise, Erin is… well… interesting, and proudly so. She is an unapologetic goth, a freelance writer, a lover of My Little Pony (which I had no idea still existed until I started reading her), a diehard paper-and-pencil RPG player… oh, and she shoots Mosin-Nagants in her spare time […]

so wrong it is right


Also want.

The first because it would be funny to show up to an indoor, pistol-only range with a Mosin-Nagant (though something tells me the resulting explanation might take a while), and the second, well, just because (though I understand there are concerns over the pressures in the heavily-loaded 7.62×25 round … welding … the insert into the chamber). I wonder how hard it would be to get the latter […]

laser-guided awesomeness

Crimson Trace Corporation is an awesome company who makes awesome products and supports awesome causes – you know that, I know that, everyone knows that – but did you also know that they are running an awesome promotion of their own? 

Crimson Trace just launched their new website. Not only are they offering a coupon code (30LSR11) for 30 bucks off at the checkout, but if you leave […]

how not to advertise

The zombie apocalypse is afoot. The dead are rising up and nomming on the living. Nowhere is safe. Society has collapsed. Cats are sleeping with dogs. Etc. etc.

Given that set of circumstances, would you be wandering through the wilderness with your primary weapon being some spiffed-up and Dremel-attacked 1911, and your secondary firearm being a Condition 4 AR-15 wrapped up in a duffel bag?

Yeah. Me neither. And that is just the […]

registration leads to confiscation… again, and again, and…

Historically speaking, registration has invariably lead to confiscation; the only major question is how long it takes for the latter to follow the former. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to live in Australia and know or be related to suspected criminals, that time just got a lot shorter:

Raids yesterday morning by detectives working in Taskforce Acer 17 netted firearms police feared could be passed to criminals.


not fitting the propaganda

One of the favorite lies of the anti-rights cultists (at least when they are not whinging about the NRA being all-powerful – consistency is not their strong suit) is that the firearm industry is dying/drying up/collapsing/shrinking/etc.

If that were actually the case, I wonder what the explanation would be for the SHOT Show having to limit attendance to only firearm- and shooting-related companies, on the basis that there are too […]

lucky gunner – hypothesis confirmed

It turns out we were right – Lucky Gunner, Ammo.net, BulkAmmo.com, AmmoforSale.com, GunsForSale.com, and Military Ballistic Industries (the brand of bulk reloaded ammunition Lucky Gunner sells) are, in fact and truth, the same exact limited liability company: 

(LuckySurvival.com just redirects to Lucky Gunner and does not appear to be a separate storefront.) 

You can read the Tennessee Secretary of State Filing Information (though […]

online ammunition retailers – a hypothesis

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Exhibit D:

(Note: All images were screencaptured at 1800 on 07JUL11, and may no longer be representative of the sites.)

Exhibit E: The first product listed on each of those pages – 20 rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Sellier and Bellot […]

rapidly becoming the best place on the ‘net

In case you have been living under a rock for the past few days, it would appear as though my favorite firearm parts distributor, Brownells has just started carrying ammunition. From a quick comparison with AmmoEngine (who has not started listing Brownells, but hopefully will soon), it would appear as though their prices are competitive, if not downright "good".

And, personally, I have always […]